CHRIS SKINNER is more than a motivational speaker, author and counselor. He is one of the most heroic people of his generation. As the recipient of the 2007 National Spinal Cord Hall of Fame’s “Emerging Leader Award”, Chris has already begun to receive the recognition he has earned for his remarkable work with students of all ages.
This amazing young man has shared his story of tragedy-to-triumph with well over one million students, teachers, business leaders, professionals, religious congregations and people from all walks of life.
“As I live my life I have no choice but to have your message in the back of my head, and for this I am eternally in debt to you.“ — Corbin
In his poignant book, The Ultimate Learning Experience, and through his presentations, Chris tells his story of how he went from an athletic college student to quadriplegic through a series of poor choices. Now, as Chris meets the challenges of life as a person with severe physical disabilities, he believes life is all about our choices and decisions.
Chris tells his audiences all over the country, “Each and every one of our choices molds who we are today, and ultimately molds who we are going to become in the future. Each and every one of our choices can and will make a lasting impact on our lives forever.” View videos of Chris in action.
With a universal message of inspiration, motivation, and hope; and with a gift for communication, Chris touches every member of his audience making a lasting impact.
“I sensed right from the first minute of your presentation that you were going to be different from any other speaker we had ever had about this subject. You presented it so clearly and on a level that we could understand and your message really hit home with me.” — Jessica
“Coming down to the floor and giving you a hug was… overwhelming — just to meet and touch someone who has gone through so much. I truly think you made a difference to everyone here.” — Emily
Chris has a special charisma, and a way of meeting audiences where they are and speaking directly to what matters most to them. He is funny, compelling and absolutely the most passionate speaker your organization with ever engage. When Chris rolls into an engagement, make no mistake, he is there to change lives.
“This weekend was our prom and as I was at parties afterwards, I actually thought about you and I’m pretty sure other people did also. I’m happy to say everyone was responsible and safe!! Other than your great presentation, I thought it was very cool how you were so approachable. Everyone, including myself, really felt as if you were very easy to talk to. And thanks for not boring us. you’re a really funny guy!” — Sheila
“Believe it and you’ll see it. Know it, and you’ll be it.” Chris inspires with more than words. His message comes from a fire deep in his core that compels him to speak to as many people as he can and to save as many lives as possible. Chris sees each engagement as an opportunity to inoculate his audience against poor choices and decisions that can waste a life.
“On the way to school, I kept thinking about you speaking yesterday, I remembered you saying you were thrown through the windshield, and on a side note, that we should always wear our seatbelts. When I remembered your side note, I told my brother to put his seatbelt on and I put my on as well. Not five minutes later, we came around a curve that was covered in black ice. He lost control of the car, and we swerved, spun out, went through a fence, and flipped. Anyway, we both agreed that without our seatbelts, neither of us would be alive. Thank you.” — Mara
There are no goals too great to be achieved. There are no obstacles to overwhelming that can prevent you from being all that you can be. Chris’ campaign against the mental disabilities that hold us back is what fuels his passion. Whether your audience is a student population or under motivated employees, lives will change as Chris demonstrates the true meaning of a “life without limits.”
“You’re my hero, Chris, and I’m not just saying that. Anytime I am tempted to drink again, I know I’ll think of you, and that will influence my decision.” — Holly
“Thanks to you, my friend who was smoking decided to stop and I am so thankful for that.” — Christina
Chris offers four different programs, each with an uplifting message that will make the maximum impact on your group. Regardless of your organization or group, Chris has a program that is a custom fit. To find out more about Chris’ individual programs and find the one that is right for your group, click HERE
When planning your event, call the one person who is guaranteed to deliver the dramatic results you want to achieve. Change the lives of your audience. Forever have them think twice before making a poor choice. Equip them with the commitment to take responsibility for their decisions and live their best life. To contact us for scheduling information click HERE
“Thank you so much for speaking at Roanoke College it was obvious that the students really enjoyed your presentation. You truly are gifted at connecting with college students. It is rare to see our students interact with a speaker; the student affairs staff was impressed with the way the students opened up to you as well. Keep up the good work, you are making a difference!” — Shannon Barksdale, Academic Advisor, Roanoke
“Life Matters. Make it Count.”— Chris Skinner